November 15, 2018

Grad student uses AWS cloud computing to track shipments for capstone project, lands job

Map global logistics partnership connection and wireless communication network, abstract image of internet of things

Anya Chaliotis, a graduate of the master’s degree program in information management, used Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing to deliver a supply chain solution for a global logistics company in her capstone project. Find out how the experience landed her a job.

November 12, 2018

The internet of the ocean deepens our understanding of the ocean’s mysteries

Deep-sea octopus

Learn how scientists are unraveling the ocean’s mysteries with a sea of never-before-available data, and using research computing and data science tools to deepen our understanding of our planet’s life support system. They’re partnering with UW-IT and the UW’s eScience Institute for the expertise they need to accelerate their work.

October 22, 2018

eSignatures now supports human subjects consent forms

Electronic signature

Research consent forms for human subjects can now be signed online with the UW’s eSignatures service, offered at no cost to UW departments. Read how the Human Subjects Division worked with UW-IT to expand the service.

October 18, 2018

Find out about UW research at lightning talks on research computing

Woman pipetting into a petri dish

Catch a glimpse of UW research that uses data science and compute power resources at this Oct. 23 event, “Lightning Strikes: Successes in Research Computing.” The lightning talks will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Husky Union Building, room 332, and will cover a range of fields, including astronomy, molecular engineering, oceanography, genomics…

August 9, 2018

Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessible data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

Read more about the hackweek

June 22, 2018

Accelerate your research with computing tools and resources

Two Computer Scientists Choose Between Printed Circuit Boards

Explore the research computing resources available and take advantage of one-on-one consultation and expert computing advice. Find out how Hyak, the UW’s on-site supercomputer, and cloud computing solutions, can advance your research. Learn about on-site large-scale storage and the high speed research network.

May 17, 2018

Detecting fake profiles on online social networks

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A new method that uses machine learning to detect fake users on social networks has been developed by a team of researchers, including postdoctoral research fellow Michael Fire at the UW eScience Institute. The research uses an algorithm to improve the safety of these networks. Watch a video and learn more on the eScience website.

April 27, 2018

New funding to increase student access to Hyak supercomputer for data-driven research

Student looking at computer screen with simulation produced using Hyak

Students will have expanded access to the Hyak supercomputer’s massive-scale computing capabilities for data-driven scientific research and academic projects, thanks to $433 thousand in funding awarded by the Student Technology Fee (STF). The funding purchased additional Hyak computer nodes for the High Performance Computing (HPC) Club, a community of approximately 350 UW graduates and undergraduates…

April 20, 2018

A crystal ball for climate change

Flooding in downtown Snohomish in 2009

Learn how climate scientists are using the Hyak supercomputer to develop a model to help predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest in the next century. What they’re discovering could help regional agencies like King County understand how to better prepare — influencing a range of changes, from regulating development on floodplains to building stronger…

March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

Man looks in a microscope at a sample

A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.

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